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How Guide Dogs Help the Disabled

Founded in 1981, MIRA provides service dogs to the visually impaired or otherwise disabled to help them live their lives independently. Funded solely by volunteer donations and the generous contributions of companies such as Eukanuba, these dogs are provided free of charge to recipients. The organization utilizes specific breeding techniques, and has even invented its own specialized breed for this purpose. The Labernese is a combination of a Labrador and a Bernese Mountain dog, and features the ideal characteristics of a guide dog. In this video, Eric St-Pierre the MIRA founder helps us to learn more about this organization, its dog breeds, and how these dogs are trained to help their masters.

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